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    Default Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    You must own at least one small bottle of it and spray it on yourself (even if only in private), and please do not name ones that are or were marketed as unisex! Also, you can explain why if you like. My tastes seem to often shift, but right now I think my list would include:

    vintage Mitsouko EdP
    vintage Cinnabar
    Popy Moreni (the one with coffee and brem notes)
    first formulation Ferre (2005)
    Shalmiar Light
    vintage Halston (1975)
    Habanita
    vintage Vol de Nuit EdC
    Cannabis Rose
    vintage Histoire D'Amour
    Cereus # 12
    Barbara Bui EdP
    vintage Parfum Sacre (Caron)

    NOTE: I'm on the fence with more than a few, for example vintage Cabochard. I have other leathers, and it's not my favorite leather, but I don't mind having it around. The ones listed above, however, I would definitely not want to be without.
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    Singling out (because of the very feminine marketing) Anais Anais is great for gym and the like. Fresh, bitter, but devoid of any sharpness. I've bought on ebay a few bottles of the bath oil, which I use in the shower.
    And then Calandre, also thought of as very feminine, but I have a soft spot, perhaps because it has my own age.

    Tons more in my collection and that I wouldn't be without.

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    Jardin d'Amalfi is marked by Creed as feminine, but is listed in the universal category as well. I'd say it's just on the feminine side of unisex.

    I love this stuff. It makes me feel good every time I wear it. It's a bright citrus, with a delicate balance of rose and neroli for most of the wear. There is some fruity sweetness, but that stays right on the skin and peeks its head out in humidity, and the sillage is not really sweet at all. The slight sweetness and the rose just smooth out the sharper citrus notes. And late in the drydown, you're treated with nice vetiver and cedar. It lasts for hours and hours on my skin and projects pretty well, too. The stuff is just wonderful, and I'll buy a big bottle after my 25 mL decant runs out, which is unfortunately going to be sooner rather than later.

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    Shalimar, N° 19, N° 5, Habanita, Lolita Lempicka, Opium, Diva, Yendi, Cabochard, Arpège, Angel,...... (all vtg. pref.)
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    Gender of a scent is relative, but I think Jicky is a magnificent unisex marketed to women.

    +1 on Chanel No. 19 in all forms.

    I would also add Jolie Madame for the violet/leather.

    Cabochard and Bandit!

    Vol de Nuit and original Miss Dior.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?





    These came to mind.


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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Bottega Veneta EDP.
    Eau De Patou.
    Epic Woman.
    Feminite Du Bois.
    Habanita.
    Hiris.
    L'Heure Bleue.
    Vol De Nuit.
    Shalimar.
    Mitsouko.
    Portrait Of A Lady.
    Unspoken.

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Considering it is my favorite composition and one I wear everywhere frequently without hesitation, Portrait of a Lady tops the list of many others.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Chanel Coromandel and Sycomore, for sure.

    Atelier Rose Anonyme would also probably be on that list.

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    Among others: Bvlgari Jasmin Noir, TF Black Orchid, Yardley April Violets, No. 19 (in almost any formulation and concentration), but also Cristalle and Coco Noir by Chanel, Dior Addict, Secrets d'Essence Vanille Noire, Neroli and Voile d'Ambre by Yves Rocher.

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    Cuir de Russie Chanel but it smells masculine to me.

    Portrait of a Lady, but just at home.

    Vintage No 5. This is amazing stuff.

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    Portrait of a Lady

    Wore it to work yesterday and loved every minute of it

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    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    Chanel No. 5
    Chanel No.19
    Chanel Coco
    Chanel No. 22
    Chanel Sycomore
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Guerlain Spiritueuese Double Vanille
    Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 1 Capriceuese
    Histoires de Parfums 1969
    Serge Lutens Daim Blond
    Amouage Ubar (vintage)

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    From my personal collection:
    Chanel Bois Des Iles Parfum
    Chanel Bois Des Iles EDT
    Dior Mitzah
    Chanel Coromandel
    Dior New Look 1947
    Guerlain Mitsouko Parfum
    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum
    Guerlain Jicky Parfum

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    +1 for Shalimar

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    Sycomore, 28 La Pausa, vintage Shaal Nur and vintage Samsara EdP are all favourites.

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    Bandit parfum
    Habanita parfum
    Bal a Versailles
    Baiser du Dragon
    Empreinte

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    Jicky
    Bandit
    Chanel 19
    Tea Rose (perfumer's workshop)
    Mitsouku
    Shalimar
    L'Heur Blue
    Apres L'Ondee
    L'Air de Rien
    Aromatique Elixier.
    Vent Vert
    Youth Dew
    Opium
    Chloe (original)
    Bal a Versailles

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    Xerjoff DamaRose
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko

    Current top 10 (in no particular order)
    Guerlain HABIT ROUGE EDP
    IDOLE De Lubin Vintage EDT
    Roja Dove ROJA Parfum
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Boadicea The Victorious LEGEND
    YSL Splendid Wood
    Xerjoff HOMME
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP
    Annick Goutal MYRRHE ARDENTE
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    Jardin d'Amalfi is marked by Creed as feminine, but is listed in the universal category as well. I'd say it's just on the feminine side of unisex.

    I love this stuff. It makes me feel good every time I wear it. It's a bright citrus, with a delicate balance of rose and neroli for most of the wear. There is some fruity sweetness, but that stays right on the skin and peeks its head out in humidity, and the sillage is not really sweet at all. The slight sweetness and the rose just smooth out the sharper citrus notes. And late in the drydown, you're treated with nice vetiver and cedar. It lasts for hours and hours on my skin and projects pretty well, too. The stuff is just wonderful, and I'll buy a big bottle after my 25 mL decant runs out, which is unfortunately going to be sooner rather than later.
    Agree. A bit feminine, but so amazing, I go with it anyway. Masterpiece.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Not sure if these are marketed as feminine or unisex but mine are:

    Coromandel
    Windsor
    POAL

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Sycomore: sold as feminine but it's a classic scent on men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Sycomore: sold as feminine but it's a classic scent on men.
    Les Exclusifs are unisex and aren't really marketed or advertised at all.

    I do find Sycomore to be an incredibly masculine scent. A lovely smoky vetiver for sure.

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    Just remembered a fragrance marketed as female, but in my opinion far more a dark, almost smoky, thick, rich floral-leather, more similar to Knize Ten, than to nearly any given female fragrance, sadly discontinued:

    Ispahan by Yves Rocher

    At the fresher, lighter end of the fragrance spectrum, Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden (the initial one, not its flankers) comes off as quite unisex to my nose, since it is neither particularly floral nor sweet and instead has quite astringent, fresh and almost soapy citrus note, in addition to the tea-like/grassy green dominant.

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    YSL Opium EdT

    Beautiful scent. I wear it and enjoy it.

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    halston original
    cabochard
    jolie madame
    quartz femme
    alliage

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Les Exclusifs are unisex and aren't really marketed or advertised at all.

    I do find Sycomore to be an incredibly masculine scent. A lovely smoky vetiver for sure.
    Thanks for the correction. It's listed as feminine on BN and Fragantica but like you said no sex on the Chanel site. BTW, Tried Christalle this weekend - really nice.

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    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.

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    Ok, I will divide my answer in 2 categories: a) Those I don´t want to be without and b) those I really like.

    ----> a):
    - Jardin d´Amalfi
    - Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    - Feminite du Bois



    ----> b):
    - Tardes
    - PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier
    - Bal d´Afrique
    - Memoir Woman
    - Jubilation Woman
    - Sycomore
    - Ambre Sultan
    - Portrait of a Lady
    - Coromandel

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    - Chanel No. 19's drydown is at least uni-sex to me! Gorgeous stuff I sometimes borrow.
    - Ambre Sultan (I own it but is generally considered uni-sex anyway imo)
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Thanks for the correction. It's listed as feminine on BN and Fragantica but like you said no sex on the Chanel site. BTW, Tried Christalle this weekend - really nice.
    Anytime. You know i wasn't trying to "correct" you in that patronizing wise ass manner
    I've never tried Cristalle! Shall i give it a go then? Is it a citrus scent?

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    Default Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Anytime. You know i wasn't trying to "correct" you in that patronizing wise ass manner
    I've never tried Cristalle! Shall i give it a go then? Is it a citrus scent?
    Yeah, its very interesting. Starts almost bitter green than nice floral which fades out after a while. Definitely doable for a guy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Yeah, its very interesting. Starts almost bitter green than nice floral which fades out after a while. Definitely doable for a guy..
    Thanks. I'll give it a shot! xoxo

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    portrait of a lady
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    Real beauty: 1) Frederic Malle 1-20 2) Chanel Egoiste 3) YSL Opium pour Homme edp 4) TF Noir de Noir

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